New York rockers The Men play Whelan’s on May 30th with Pulled Apart & we’ve a couple of tickets for you to win.
Ironically referred to by Timeout NY as “Thurston Moore & the E Street Band,” The Men have never been a band to play by categorical punk subgenre rules. Instead, over the last three years, this band has dabbled in everything from hardcore punk to psych to shoegaze to black metal; and they have done all of it effortlessly, and for the most part, flawlessly. Totally removed from the current climate of a.d.d-youtube-blog-hyped generation of musicians under 21, The Men stand out from the pack as both scene elders and actual record collectors. What makes this band so unique is their ability to synthesize their influences rather than just regurgitate them – you can hear traces of Swans, Fugazi, The Buzzcocks, The Replacements & Faust on their second album ‘Leave Home’ and their latest LP opens up a whole new world of pop and classic rock influences but without ever relinquishing control of their own distinct identity.
Pulled Apart are an Irish hardcore punk band hailing from the Riffs Of More and features current & ex-members of Frustration & Drainland among others. Taking their cue from the impassioned hardcore of early Bad Brains and Minor Threat they create of snarling wall of politically-charged punk fury that will tattoo your armpits and shave your back.
If you fancy a couple of tickets all you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with THEMENTICKETSPLEASE as the subject (and including your name) by midnight on Sunday 27th May. That’s it! Rock out, etc.